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Cancer benefit event
  • Matt hosted a cancer benefit in LA recently - from the Boston Globe.

    Finally back from Jordan, where he was filming “The Martian” with director Ridley Scott, Matt Damon hosted a dinner in LA the other night to raise awareness (and money) for a new cancer immunotherapy program. Among those present was the actor’s dad, Kent, who’s been treated for multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells in bone marrow, as well as Mass General Hospital president Dr. Peter Slavin, Dr. David Ryan, clinical director of the Mass General Cancer Center, and Dr. Daniel Haber, director of the Mass General Cancer Center.

  • The cast has been announced for The Great Wall, which will start filming later in March.

    Matt Damon, Pedro Pascal and Willem Dafoe have been confirmed to star in Legendary’s “The Great Wall,” the company announced Wednesday.

    Notable Chinese actors Andy Lau, Jing Tian, Zhang Hanyu, Eddie Peng, Lu Han, Lin Gengxin, Zheng Kai, Chen Xuedong, Huang Xuan and Wang Junkai will make up the rest of the cast for the production, which is being positioned as the largest film ever to shoot entirely in China for global distribution.

  • Photos of Matt in LA: with Lucy and taking Gia to a pool play date.
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    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 18th, 2015 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Beijing?

    Jason Walsh is already in Beijing so Matt may also be there.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 21st, 2015 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Beijing?

    Matt is in Beijing now. http://ww1.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/7d087610gw1eqdonzpcy3j20k00qowgk.jpg
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 21st, 2015 10:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Beijing?

    Very cool. Thanks very much for the photo.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: March 22nd, 2015 10:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Beijing?

    He looks soooo skinny
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 27th, 2015 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Beijing?

    Matt took a photo with a fan in Beijing.




    http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/bmiddle/8b595059jw1eqk1zsvic7j20jw0qoaf1.jpg
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 28th, 2015 12:14 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Beijing?

    Thank you. Interesting look for Matt!

    I haven't been able to find anything on Chinese sites yet.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 19th, 2015 10:25 am (UTC) (Link)

    #TBT We Made A Lasagne

    M. :)
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 19th, 2015 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Various

    Matt the good student of horseback archery:
    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/region/20-Mar-2015/hungarian-master-fires-passion-for-horseback-archery

    Miramax has announced they are developing a TV series based on the Brothers Grimm film. Wonder if the Adjustment Bureau TV series is still in development.
    From: cindiest Date: March 20th, 2015 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
    Is he still doing the alexander payne movie? Wish he was still doing the one directed by Kenneth Lonergan. But I am glad for him if The Great Wall is a true hit, even better if it's great.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 20th, 2015 09:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
    The Alexander Payne movie is scheduled after Bourne, I think, so a fair way off. It's a shame he can't do the Lonergan movie, but Casey's doing that and Matt is a producer.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 20th, 2015 08:02 am (UTC) (Link)

    The Martian

    The photo of Matt on set with Colin has been posted on Reddit and other places as the first pic from the set (and people think it's Andy Weir).

    http://www.reddit.com/r/space/comments/2znbcw/andy_weir_author_of_the_martian_soon_to_be_a/

    http://imgur.com/euT24hb
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 20th, 2015 10:31 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    Who? :) "Doctor, doctor give me the news... I've got a bad case of lovin' you" :) M. :D
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 20th, 2015 12:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: The Martian

    And this is the Facebook post where Andy Weir shared the photo (one person in the comments mentions seeing photos of Matt in scenes with potatoes).

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Andy-Weir/462962073803090?fref=photo
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2015 09:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Project Greenlight

    A short video promoting PGL on HBO

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7KPTpMAoK8

    B.
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: March 22nd, 2015 10:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Project Greenlight

    woah, drama!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 22nd, 2015 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Project Greenlight

    Yes, looks great!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 22nd, 2015 10:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Project Greenlight

    Ha, ha, the looks on their faces are priceless.
    Paula
    4mattdamon From: 4mattdamon Date: March 23rd, 2015 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Project Greenlight

    especially Matt's when the director says he wants to fire his writer. Matt's look is one of "oh s*it, what did we get ourselves into"
    G
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2015 11:50 am (UTC) (Link)

    Matt as a child

    I don't know if everbody know this clip, but it shows Nancy talking about where education went wrong. To illustrate her point she tells a story from when Matt was about five (just the firts couple of minutes), and I thought it was interessting to hear his mother tell that story.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZzFM1MHz_M

    But it also made me wonder about something, and since this place is full of experts on Matt, maybe you can help me out.

    Nancy mentions her grandson who lives in Guatamala ... Who is it that lives in Guatamala? Who is his parents?
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2015 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt as a child

    Kyle, Matt's brother, lives in Guatamala.

    I really love what Nancy said.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 25th, 2015 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt as a child

    Now I feel a little stupid - but thanks!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 25th, 2015 09:07 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt as a child

    Kyle lives outside Boston (her son).

    I think her partner (second husband?) may have a grandson.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 26th, 2015 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt as a child

    I read that was Kyle to live in Guatemala, maybe I misunderstood.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 28th, 2015 12:16 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt as a child

    The interview was a few years ago. Kyle's not in Guatemala.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: March 29th, 2015 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt in China

    Matt would be in China with family:
    http://ent.163.com/15/0323/23/ALEA406B00031H2L.html
    B.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 30th, 2015 01:35 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Matt in China

    A brief translation. The official start date is March 30. It is mentioned that Matt and his family have been to the sea and had a stroll (confusing language here), and took smiling photos in a teahouse. The actor in a photo posing in front of traditional architecture is Pedro Pascal.

    2,000 extras are required. It will be shot in Qingdao Lingshan Bay, and construction is in full swing.

    The same photo of Matt that was posted previously is included, with the caption that Matt was on a tour of Houhai. The source is the People's Daily.

    Thanks very much B!
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 30th, 2015 01:43 am (UTC) (Link)

    Old story?

    loganx2 From: loganx2 Date: March 30th, 2015 04:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
    First fuzzy photo of long haired and bearded Matt?

    https://instagram.com/p/02ube0mih6/
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: March 30th, 2015 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Thanks very much - can't imagine that photo will be allowed to last on the web for long, but there must have been a lot of extras/spectators, especially if Luhan is involved.
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